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  • If You Are A Long-Term Investor, Why Are You Listening To Earnings Conference Calls In Real Time?  [View article]
    Completely disagree! I've been investing for over 60 years and while my track record is good overall I've invested in many clunkers over the years. It pays to keep up to date on your shares so you can make changes to your positions along the way. I'm a strong believer in technical analysis so I watch my portfolio on a daily basis. This is a job for me and it has paid off with an above average income.
    May 23, 2014. 11:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Papa Murphy's opens for trading  [View news story]
    Do your due diligence on this one. There are a lot of unhappy franchisees.
    May 2, 2014. 01:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • IPO For Papa Murphy's Could Be Half-Baked  [View article]
    I would caution buying this IPO. The Pizza is good. But Papa Murphy's relationship with their franchises not so good. At least 50 franchisees in the southeast are suing PM for misrepresentation. The concept of Take & Bake works well on the west coast but not in the eastern part of the US, esp the Southeast. People here want a delivered, cooked pizza even if the taste is mediocre. PM's franchise agreement is very, very restrictive. The franchises can't do home delivery, period. They can't select their locations. PM sends in representatives which tell the franchisor where to locate their stores which cost about $250k each depending on the upgrades to the leasehold. Few franchises east of the Mississippi are making money and would gladly sell if they could get half their money back. I know all this from personal contacts. Papa Johns with their home delivery is tough competition even though their pizza is mediocre at best.
    Apr 30, 2014. 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. hit by yet more snow  [View news story]
    So we do nothing since it can't be proven that anything we do helps. What do we do when the siht hits the fan and at that point it is too late to do anything? ie, don't try to solve a problem unless there is proof that the proposed solution works beforehand.

    Sounds like Republican thinking!
    Mar 3, 2014. 12:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Precious metals miners swoon at the open, GDX hits 52-week lows  [View news story]
    Management doesn't like to skimp on their pay!
    Dec 20, 2013. 08:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chesapeake +2.5% premarket on strong Q3 results, production outlook  [View news story]
    This good news sure fell flat!
    Nov 6, 2013. 11:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Texas finds a way to like American-US Airways merger  [View news story]
    Texas hasn't changed. I haven't been in the state for more than 20 years but I bet the standard mode of transportation there is still a pickup with a rack of guns in the rear window!
    Oct 1, 2013. 04:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Now Is The Time To Be Fearful  [View article]
    Another Republican lie. A little looking will show you that Buffet disowns that statement!
    Sep 22, 2013. 10:49 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Now Is The Time To Be Fearful  [View article]
    to:the classy drunkard

    Have you ever looked at the cash balance of the average person in the bottom 50%? With your proposal they would effectively have no health care except for the emergency rooms. And who pays for the emergency rooms? Those of us who buy health insurance and the taxpayer.

    I remember the time I could support the Republican Party. That was before it moved to Texas. Now all they give us is lies & BS.
    Sep 22, 2013. 10:39 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Low-Priced Stocks To Avoid: Round 6  [View article]
    This article is a prime example as to why I never look at the numbers when trading. SD is now up about 6% today. Charts tell me a lot more than the numbers. Add in short positions, who are the institutional owners and the flavor of the news comments and I get a much better picture. Most important, does the business plan make sense.
    Sep 17, 2013. 03:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chesapeake Energy: Key Oil And Natural Gas Developments Impacting The Company's Growth  [View article]
    Who put CHK in the favorable position that it is in? CHK was doing fine until the recession hit and NG started falling in price so the problems at CHK were somewhat beyond Aubrey's control. The company got all that acreage because Aubrey was aggressive. Would you be better off today if he had not seen the opportunities in shale? Now CHK has many years of drilling ahead of them with increasing production while at the same time Exxon is losing production by about 6% a year.

    I would love to take an article about CHK published at the height of the firestorm this spring where most everyone was bashing Aubrey and yelling SELL and shove it in their faces today.

    A very very few of us said it was a buying opportunity and we are heading for the bank today!
    Aug 23, 2013. 07:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Aubrey McClendon makes a comeback with Utica shale deals  [View news story]
    He made me a lot of money. I started buying CHK just after the turn of the century. I loaded up a second time when CHK went below 15 recently so I'm a happy man for the second time.

    Looks like your timing is bad!
    Aug 16, 2013. 11:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cerus Corp.'s Intercept Blood System Progress Report  [View article]
    Great report. Will look forward to your updates.
    Aug 3, 2013. 08:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chesapeake Energy (CHK) will allow ex-CEO Aubrey McClendon to acquire oil and gas holdings adjacent to CHK's wells in which he is a part-owner, altering the terms of an earlier agreement. CHK will pay McClendon nearly $50M in severance and allow him the use of a company aircraft. The relaxed terms ought to come in handy as he opens a new energy business a half-mile from his old office.  [View news story]
    Aubrey made this company. Running an E & P (how many of you know what that means) is not like running a bank. Coming from a startup to one of the largest producers takes talent. $50 million is chickenfeed as compared to the assets he built in CHK. How many of you critics have really built anything outside of critical comments. CHK's stock price is now about 400 % greater than the S&P 500 since 1993 when CHK was started. Certainly not a disaster like Enron.
    Apr 20, 2013. 11:22 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chesapeake Energy: Increasing Solvency For A Long Recovery  [View article]
    How exactly did McClendon fail shareholders?

    I strongly back Factzplz's comments. Aubrey built this company into a giant with substantial assets. He was done in by low gas prices but that will self correct over time. I personally get tired of all the Wall Street blowhards that have never built anything outside of a trading operation but are experts on how to manage everything. It takes far more skill to manage an E & P operation than most any other business. I wouldn't invest a penny with you if you tried to duplicate what Aubrey did!

    I have had a sizable position in CHK for over 12 years but I will be watching the new man carefully to see if I will keep that position.
    Apr 5, 2013. 01:07 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment